Sign that reads Senator Murphy Support Medicare for All Now
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Pushing Chris Murphy on Medicare for All

On Sunday, December 15 I and several other members of Medicare for All Connecticut, a grassroots activist group of which I am a part, attended a town hall event hosted by Senator Chris Murphy in Guilford. After brief introductory remarks on the impeachment of the president, the ACA’s open enrollment deadline, and the anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting, Murphy…

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Jonathan Maltby’s diary from 1881, describing the British invasion of Groton
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In Which I was on WNPR

On June 28, YaleNews published this story by me: Alumnus’ writings offer a window to the Revolutionary War in Connecticut In a nutshell, I found the diary of a Yale undergrad from the 18th century, during the Revolutionary War, and a written reminiscence he composed many years later describing the period. A nice, topical story for the otherwise slow news…

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Dark Money is Funding Anti-Union Propaganda in CT

Crossing the Pearl Harbor Bridge this afternoon, I saw this billboard: It included a URL for a website, CTWorkers.org. When I got home, I visited that website, and found this: The whole website is dedicated to encouraging public sector workers to resign from their unions and stop paying dues. Of course, their stated mission is to “Empower Workers” and to…

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Rte. 2 in Connecticut near Hartford.
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Tolls aren’t too expensive. Driving is.

One of the most contentious issues during this month’s statewide midterm elections was that of highway tolls. Now-governor-elect Ned Lamont moved from a pro-toll position to a (possibly illegal) plan to implement heavy truck-only tolls. Businessman Republican Bob Stefanowski decried them as “just another tax.” Stefanowski, an aloof would-be populist, sums up the opposition’s argument pretty neatly. Tolls cost people…

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